Seemingly sleepy farming town Brokenwood appears idyllic, but look closer and its murder rate is going through the barn roof.
The mystifying murder of a local farmer brings in the services of maverick Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd who arrives from the big smoke. With a reputation for solving the most difficult of crimes, his unconventional methods (and passion for country music) leave his by-the-book new colleague Detective Kristin Sims aghast.
But with inexplicable wine festival drownings and puzzling stag-do shootings to solve, and territorial fishermen and tree-huggers to contend with, this unlikely duo need to put their differences aside for the sake of the community.
Neill Rea as Mike Shepherd
Fern Sutherland as Kristin Sims
Pana Hema Taylor as Jared Morehu
Nic Sampson as D.C. Breen
Colin Moy as Hughes
Elizabeth McRae as Mrs. Marlowe
Country: New Zealand
Production Company: South Pacific Pictures
Duration: 90 minutes
Aired From: 28 September 2014